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Bug 237661 - Provide an option to group all Maven projects referenced by a mutli-module project
Summary: Provide an option to group all Maven projects referenced by a mutli-module pr...
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-25 11:50 UTC by puce
Modified: 2016-07-07 08:37 UTC (History)
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Description puce 2013-10-25 11:50:43 UTC
Provide an option to group all Maven projects referenced by a mutli-module project.

Currently we are working on a project with >100 Maven projects.

The project is devided into several subcomponents (server, client, common, tools etc.).

If the Maven projects were grouped, it would be possible to collapse whole subcomponents depending on the task you're working on.

Note: Maybe even the start-up could be optimized by delaying collapsed subcomponents?

Note: I'm not sure if this would allow to have the same project visualized multiple times. So maybe special care has to be taken to reuse the DataObjects and FileObjects.
Comment 1 Milos Kleint 2013-10-25 13:02:02 UTC
do you know about project groups feature? (File-> Project Groups menu item)
Comment 2 Milos Kleint 2013-10-25 13:05:10 UTC
also maybe related to issue 215018 or issue 235198
Comment 3 puce 2013-10-25 14:04:17 UTC
Yes (in fact, I've set-up a Project Group for this), but switching Project Groups for different subcomponents is not an option.

Collapsing is much faster.

I regularly have to have access to different parts of different subcomponents.

I'm currently evaluating NetBeans for our (big) company if NetBeans could be an alternative to Eclipse and IntelliJ.

"Project Groups" are more like workspaces in Eclipse, while the suggested feature is more like "Working Sets" in Eclipse, but created automatically from the POMs.
Comment 4 Milos Kleint 2013-10-25 14:18:03 UTC
unlikely something to be done by maven support, would need additional api from project system ui.
Comment 5 puce 2013-10-25 15:01:15 UTC
Should I file an additional enhancement request for the additional api from project system ui, this issue could depend on?

What Bugzilla Component would this be? Generics Projects UI?
Comment 6 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 08:37:27 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss